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06-14-2013, 01:24 PM   #1
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I'm a new Pentax owner, greetings people!

Hello everybody,

Im a Dutch male, I have Turkish roots and I speak Japanese as well. This is no joke, it just sums up my whole identity in one sentence.
I hope to be getting better at photography in general as I am starting to find my way around the controls more easily last weeks.
I have purchased the Pentax K5 II with a Tamron 17-50mm f2.8. It is a great machine I already can tell. This is my first proper dslr, my previous camera was Canon 1000D, yes I know..

I'm in the process of finding old manual focus lenses to use with my new gear. I still have my dad's old film camera a Chinon CX with a 55mm lens on it.
Hope to catch you all later,

Greetings from the Netherlands, Rotterdam,


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Welcome - and you're off to a very good start!
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How are you finding the K5-II so far? I've been eyeing one myself

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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France ... enjoy the K-5 II and please post us an image or two soon ... J
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QuoteOriginally posted by jimr-pdx Quote
Welcome - and you're off to a very good start!
Thank you all! I've been using my camera for two weeks now and it is way more intricate than an entry-level camera. But I like to learn.
Just today my newly ordered second hand Pentax 1.7 50mm came in! I am amazed by its size, very petite and fantastic optics.
The weight of the K5II is substantial though, I aimed for a compact camera body, I guess I'll have to carry the weight then
Coming from a light weight Canon 1000D, it is a major change, for the better though. I like the build quality and grip is great. Battery life is fantastic.
Due to the price point in my country, I could choose between a Canon 700D, Nikon 7000D, Sony A65 and the K5II.
Here are some shots I made at home.
Merci, thanks!
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Welcome to the forum, an eclectic mix indeed, enjoy the K-5 II.

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